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Celia Rees

Autor/a de Witch Child

33+ obres 6,834 Membres 189 Ressenyes 13 preferits

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Obres de Celia Rees

Witch Child (2001) 2,379 exemplars, 62 ressenyes
Pirates! (2003) 1,588 exemplars, 42 ressenyes
Sorceress (2002) 913 exemplars, 16 ressenyes
Sovay (2008) 557 exemplars, 20 ressenyes
The Fool's Girl (2010) 236 exemplars, 10 ressenyes
The Wish House (2005) 176 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Miss Graham's Cold War Cookbook (2020) 169 exemplars, 15 ressenyes
Blood Sinister (1996) 166 exemplars, 5 ressenyes
Truth or Dare (2000) 98 exemplars, 1 ressenya
This Is Not Forgiveness (2011) 76 exemplars, 3 ressenyes
The Vanished (2003) 70 exemplars, 1 ressenya
City of Shadows (2002) 63 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Cunning Man (2000) 60 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Stone Testament (2007) 59 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
The Bailey Game (1994) 52 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Soul Taker (1997) 35 exemplars, 2 ressenyes
A Trap in Time (2002) 26 exemplars
The Host Rides Out (2002) 24 exemplars
Ghost Chamber (My Magical Pony) (1997) 19 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Glass Town Wars (2018) 16 exemplars
Witch Child / Sorceress (2005) 12 exemplars, 1 ressenya
The Truth Out There (2000) 10 exemplars
Midnight Hour (1997) 6 exemplars
Colour Her Dead (1994) 5 exemplars
Every Step You Take (1993) 3 exemplars
Sangue de Feiticeira (2000) 2 exemplars
Burve 1 exemplars
Raganas bērns 1 exemplars
Writing on the Wall 1 exemplars
Haunts: H Is for Haunting (1998) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

Gothic: Ten Original Dark Tales (2004) — Col·laborador — 355 exemplars, 13 ressenyes
Shining On: 11 Star Authors' Illuminating Stories (2006) — Col·laborador — 50 exemplars, 1 ressenya
Mirrors: Sparkling New Stories from Prize-Winning Authors (2001) — Col·laborador — 13 exemplars

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Digital audiobook narrated by Stephanie Racine
3.5***

Edith Graham is a young single woman in search of purpose. It’s just after World War II and she applies for a job with the Control Commission in Germany, but she is quickly recruited to be a spy. Her quiet personality and the ease with which she blends into the background makes her an ideal candidate when coupled with her facility with the language. More importantly, she knew Count Kurt von Stavenow when he was a student in Britain. Now a war criminal, he has gone into hiding, and her job is to find him. Her cover story is that of a schoolteacher who likes to collect recipes – recipes she uses to send coded messages to her handlers in London.

This was an interesting twist on the typical WW2 story, taking place after the war. It is a spy novel at its heart, so there are twists and turns in the plot, betrayals and double (even triple) crosses. Rees does NOT use the ubiquitous dual timeline and I really appreciate the break from that device. However, she does bookend the central story with the first and last chapters taking place in 1989. I liked the central premise and enjoyed reading the recipes that Edith uses to convey information, though I never did crack that code!

The audiobook is narrated by Stephanie Racine, who does a marvelous job. She sets a good pace and I like the way she interprets the different nationalities.
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BookConcierge | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Jun 30, 2024 |
Intriguing book that follows a brave woman throughout WW2 and after (during the trials at Nuremberg). Additional characters include a fashionista, a “normal” female friend, and a very neat fellow who acts as the heroine’s driver.
Chapters start with simple recipes that reflect what is done during the upcoming chapter. Well written, good pace, well developed characters.
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Caspaulding | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | May 17, 2024 |
I rather liked this little story. It's well told and I felt more gripped by the fact it was written in journal format, slowly unfolded, and dates uncertain, as though we were walking in the hazy shadows of memory where only certain seconds were pulled into startling clarity.

I was very taken with Mary, the not-quite a Witch by choice, except in name and stricken requests, who had become a Puritan by no means of her own. I cannot wait to see what book two has in store for me once I get my hands on it.… (més)
 
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wanderlustlover | Hi ha 61 ressenyes més | Dec 26, 2022 |
Edith Graham is a single school teacher living a simple, dull life with trips to London as her major excitement. Leo, a distant cousin, lifelong friend, and sometimes lover, recruits her to work in post-war Germany. Her facility with the German language and education make her an ideal candidate for the efforts to re-establish education. However, she is also recruited to do a bit of spying on the side.

Kurt is an old friend of Leo and Edith's former lover. Evidence suggests that he was involved in medical experimentation in Nazi Germany. Leo wants Edith to see if she can track him down through his wife Elisabeth.

As if she doesn't have enough on her plate, Edith finds that there are more agendas in Germany as she is recruited or used by various groups--Nazi sympathizers, those who justice for the victims, and those seeking a political advantage. She sends coded messages to a female friend in recipes to subvert the more official channels as she navigates a complex world.

This book looks at the post-WWII era and the rise of the Cold War as the various allies--Russia, UK, and America seek to establish their supremacy within the German theater. This political jockeying led to various endeavors including the American Paperclip project that helped large numbers of high ranking Nazis to share their knowledge and expertise in exchange for immunity and the devastating impact of these actions on many of their victims.
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4leschats | Hi ha 14 ressenyes més | Nov 27, 2022 |

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Obres
33
També de
3
Membres
6,834
Popularitat
#3,576
Valoració
½ 3.6
Ressenyes
189
ISBN
317
Llengües
15
Preferit
13

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